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August 25, 2021
Fundraising Concert featuring Anne E.DeChant
For the first time in history, the grounds of the John Brown House will rock for equality, freedom, voting rights and progress at a special fund-raising outdoor concert sponsored by the Summit County Historical Society of Akron. Come and support the John Brown House and Sojourner Truth Statue. Buy Tickets>>
Cultural Plan Update 
Cynthia Snyder, Director of Tuesday Musical, speaks about the organization's service to music. Amer Hasan, a scholarship recipient, shares how the recognition has impacted his career. Watch Video>>
Equity
Playing in Select Theaters 
A new documentary from Elevation Pictures explores the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey, a U.S. dancer, choreographer and civil rights champion. Learn More>>
How to Help Afghan Artists
A Los Angeles Times reporter interviews Afghan artists in the article- ‘The lives come first’: Why Western cultural institutions need to support Afghan Learn More>>  
Field News 
Report to the Field on the Task Force for Racial and Cultural Equity -Americans for the Arts

Afghans Are Painting Over Images of Women While Culture Workers Are Putting Art in Storage as Afghanistan Braces for Taliban Control -ArtNews

Josephine Baker is first Black woman given Paris burial honor -ArtsCanvas, Associated Press
the artist profile
TODD LAWRENCE

"I work with a broad spectrum of arts, from earth-scape involving patios, walkways, stairs and stone cairns to wood and metal sculpture to abstract repurposed mixed media." 
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arts & culture patron
JESSICA HOLBROOK

Meet Jessica, the new Editor-in-Chief over at The Devil Strip. She reminisces, "I grew up in a small town and for me, arts and culture were a way of experiencing a world I wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to as a child. It allowed me to empathize with people living a completely different life from my own." Read More >>
 

 

ways to engage

Art Classes
Akron's Recreation and Parks Division is hosting a series of classes for all ages at Reservoir Community Center. Learn More>>
Rhythm on the River
Enjoy Carlos Jones at Howe Meadow in Peninsula at 4pm on September 4th. Bring a picnic blanket or a couple lawn chairs, a few friends and your family, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of summer! Free Tickets>>
Stow Summer Sunset Blast
The Stow Summer Sunset Blast is held each year at Silver Springs Park during Labor Day weekend. There will activities for kids, vendors, live music, and the best grand finale fireworks show in the area! Learn More>>
Virtual Conversation 
Learn more about the process and progress behind the Public Art Commissions for the City of Akron and the City of Cuyahoga Falls! Register Here>>
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